People Movers of the Week: Dec. 23




Julie Chroust has joined the Walnut Creek office of Bay Equity Home Loans as a senior loan officer.

Chroust brings to the firm 16 years of industry experience, and prior to joining Bay Equity, she was a senior loan officer for over eight years with Prospect Mortgage, also in Walnut Creek.



The Collingwood Group has promoted Meg Burns to partner. She joined the firm just two years ago as managing director.

Burns, a long-time veteran of federal housing finance and policy, brings more than two decades of industry experience.

Prior to joining The Collingwood Group, she served as senior associate director for housing and regulatory policy at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, where she oversaw major regulatory initiatives and mission responsibilities for the government-sponsored enterprises.



Greystone Real Estate Advisors said thatJustin Ridnour has joined the group as a director, investment sales in Dallas.

Ridnour brings nearly two decades of commercial real estate sales advisory experience to Greystone.

Prior to joining Greystone, he owned Ridnour Partners, which focused primarily on the seniors housing sector, but also included brokerage and construction services.


RM Capital Management said that David Turner has joined the firm as a managing director.

Turner will focus on investment banking, origination and placement of debt and equity for real estate owner/operators and developers.

Prior to joining RM Capital, he was a managing director with Streamline Realty, focused on originating and structuring bridge loans.



Gateway Mortgage Group has appointed Fred Elflein as regional vice president.

In this role, Elflein will be responsible for overseeing Gateway’s retail production in Virginia and Maryland.

He has worked in the mortgage industry for nearly 20 years — most recently serving as a regional sales manager for Tidewater Mortgage Services — and has previously worked with Encore Credit Group and Saxon Capital.



First Guaranty Mortgage Corp. has appointed Brian Daily as managing director for its distributed retail lending division.

Daily comes to FGMC with over 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, most recently having served with First Allegiance for over five years.

Before that, he held positions at Centex Home Equity/Nationstar Mortgage, Fremont Investment Loan and Bank of America.



Axia Home Loans has named Lance Lemoine senior vice president of its new Southeast division.

Lemoine, who brings over 32 years of experience in building national sales teams from scratch, will identify new branch opportunities in the Texas market and target expansion efforts throughout the Southeast region.

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